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To all (former) Casualties of the Great Recession: it’s been over 10 Years. Where were you then? Where are you now? How did you bounce back?

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I was just graduating law school in 2008 but was lucky enough to have a job, although hiring salaries were much lower than they had been. I’m now a partner in another firm. How I got here? The way my grandmother used to say I accomplished anything in my life: by having more luck than sense.

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Graduated in 2008, laid off from biglaw at the end of 2009. Through a combination of luck, being in the right place at the right time, having the right background/practice area, and small amounts of risk, bounced back and am now a partner at a different biglaw firm.

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In 2008 I was employed in another country that fortunately wasn’t hit as hard by the recession. Now I’m employed in the US and hoping to god I don’t get laid off if things collapse. In terms of lifetime savings, I am not in a great place.

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For what it’s worth, I don’t think that’s happening at least not anytime soon. These stock rebounds after sell offs are a good sign

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a weekly reminder to people looking to hire talent: rejection letters after phone, video, and several in person interviews are so so so much better than absolute silence

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